"I am currently a Senior Account Representative at DCL managing fulfillment and distribution projects for clients such as Beats by Dre, Nestle, and Charles David. I recently completed an MBA program with a concentration in Project Management and graduated with honors. I have my Certification in Project Management (CAPM) and am committed to project quality and excellence in execution. I am passionate about project management and strive for continuous improvements to enhance my ability to serve others."
Arielle Mandell has 7+ years of experience in the wealth management financial and non-profit industries. She earned her Master’s in Business at Mount St. Mary’s College, and her undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Business, Marketing at Cal Sate University, Northridge. She is a Certified Associate of Project Management and holds her Personal Financial Planner certification from UCLA. Ms. Mandell actively serves on the board as Vice President and Chair of the Program and Facilities for The Boys and Girls Club of Venice. In this role, she continues to develop and implement programs and fundraising initiatives to enhance the opportunities for disadvantaged youth.
Maria Real holds an MBA from Mount St. Mary College, completed in 2010 along with a BS in Film from the International Fine Arts College based in Miami. She also holds a CAPM, Certified Associate in Project Management awarded through the Project Management Institute, and is currently working toward her CPA.
With 9 years’ experience in accounting, Maria Real brings a sophisticated and process-orientated approach to companies in which she has worked. She has experience ranging in industries like Healthcare to Life Insurance to Technology. Maria has excelled in AP, AR, Fixed Assets, Business Tax filings, Business Operations and Project Management.
Currently, Maria is an AP Accountant at Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD), a leading provider of Human Capital Management Software. For the last 3 years, she has spent her weekends running the accounting for Christian Family Network, a $2M family operated company with 6 entities spanning across the western region of the US.
As part of her volunteer work, Maria Real served 3 years in the Board of Mount St. Mary’s College MBA Alumni Association (MAPs). During her tenure she created and served as editor of a successful bi-yearly newsletter, spearheaded a series of events aimed at connecting alums and current students, and helped establish a scholarship program to benefit deserving students in MSMC’s MBA program.
Irene M. Gasco received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in psychology with a minor in mathematics. She earned her Masters in Business Administration from Mount St. Mary's College last December. Irene was given the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award in recognition of her academic excellence in the graduate program. She became interested in Project Management during the core curriculum and chose that to be her concentration. As part of her capstone project, she was able to apply many of the skills that she was learning through the final semester. By the end of 2012, Irene had earned her MBA as well as received her Certified Associate in Project Management. She is currently active in her church, serving as a deacon and as a member of the Pastor Nominating Committee.
I am currently a District Manager for Starbucks where I manage and direct the overall operations and profitability of 11 store locations. During my undergraduate career, I majored in Biology at California State University Northridge. My academic goals continued as a graduate student at Mount St. Mary’s College where I was awarded a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and was certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) as a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®). I will be working towards attaining my Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification because I appreciate how valuable it is in our ever-changing business world. I enjoy reading leadership books, the outdoors, and helping out in the community.